Lasers in Dentistry

Stars Wars dentistry is now! Dentists wield light sabers!

Without getting carried away, the future of dental care is truly available now.

Dentistry has been a little slow in catching up to medicine in the use of lasers, but that has more to do with the technology than the willingness to use them. Lasers are used in various capacities: diagnostics, curing resin filling material, soft tissue and hard tissue care.

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Ever wonder about your mouth?

The mouth. Your mouth. Have you ever wondered about it?

By that I mean have you ever considered just how important an organ it is? We tend to take most things for granted until there is a problem. This is normal. We would have quite the time of it if we had to be aware of everything so we are designed to pay attention only when there are issues.

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April is Dental Health Month

Since April in Ontario is Dental Health month starting at the beginning is appropriate.

Expectant mothers receive lots of prenatal information, but may not receive current information about little people teeth and mouth care.

Current recommendations by the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggest that children have a dental home by the age of one year. Early visits also allow the monitoring of infants’ growth and development.

The American Academy  has a check list for parents to help organize all the things a newborn needs for lifelong oral health.

This is recommended to prevent early childhood caries which globally is a rampant, serious health problem. Decay is an infection caused by bacteria that infants acquire from those around them.

For informative podcasts follow this link.

The American Academy also has a FAQ section which covers most of the questions and problems parents encounter.

To amuse and educate your children about their teeth the Ontario Dental Association has a Kid’s Zone game filled interactive website.  You may enjoy it with them!

Remember Oral wellness, Whole Health for your lifetime!

Dental Fear

Pssst!    Does your momma know you’re afraid of dentists? ????

It’s ok. She’s probably the one who taught it to you as a child. Dental fear can be learned by example, experienced or picked up from all of Aunt Minnie’s horror stories.

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April is Dental Health Month

Since April in Ontario is Dental Health month starting at the beginning is appropriate.

Expectant mothers receive lots of prenatal information, but may not receive current information about little people teeth and mouth care.

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Insurance

Dental benefits and insurance is a topic that is sooo…dry that it makes the Sahara look lush. However, in light of the economic realities of today with shrinking benefit packages, it is important to consider a few things. The Ontario Dental Association website has a good synopsis about plans in general.

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Stress management

If the present global situation doesn’t stressyou out, then this blog is of little benefit to you. If you have found a stress management method that works, you should be selling it! ………I’ll buy!

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February ( Saints )

The dreariest month of the winter season plays host to adorable furry ground hogs and predictions of spring. However, it is most notable for St. Valentine’s Day.

Intriguingly, there were 14 Saints Valentine. Perhaps that is why the 14th was chosen as the feast day. Which saint is associated with hearts, chocolates and greeting cards is not known.

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